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Local Obits for Fri. May 27th, 2016

Dawson

Tristan Anthony Payne, 11, Dawsonville
Tristan Anthony Payne, 11, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday May 25, 2016. Born May 20, 2005, Tristan was a lifelong resident of Dawson County.  He was a student at ...

Forsyth

Richard Whitmire, 64, Cumming
Richard Whitmire, age 64 of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2016. He was a member of Cumming Second Baptist Church. Richard was preceded in death by parents, Marvin and B ...

Gwinnett

Kenneth Lance Hulsey, 47, Braselton
Kenneth Lance Hulsey, age 47, of Braselton passed away Friday, May 27, 2016.  Kenneth  graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors Degree.  He loved Go ...

Habersham

Gemilda Ruth Reynolds Cantrell, age 85 of Cornelia, passed away Friday, May 27, 2016. Born in Young Harris, Georgia on March 13, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Dewey Lee ...
Elijah Paul James Gunn, age 3 of Alto, passed away Friday, May 27, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, May 29, 2016 a ...
Billy David Holbrooks, 75, Demorest
Billy Holbrooks, age 75 of Demorest, passed away Friday, May 27, 2016, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Born Habersham County on April 1, 1941, he was a son of the late ...
Gemilda R. Reynolds, 85, Baldwin
Gemilda R. Reynolds age 85 of Baldwin, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced soon. An online guest regis ...

Hall

Joe Randal Graham, 62, Gainesville
Joe Randal Graham, age 62 of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 4:00 ...
Lois N. Pirkle, 86, Gainesville
Lois N. Pirkle, 86, of Gainesville, died Friday May 27, 2016.  Hillside Chapel Funeral Home, Gainesville.

Lumpkin

Edith Thompson Little, 69, Dahlonega
Edith Thompson Little, age 69, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.   Edith was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. She was the manager ...
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.
Wayne Abernathy, Hall County businessman and state Board of Public Safety member, dies
A Lula man, who operated a number of businesses in Gainesville and Cleveland during his lifetime and served more than 35 years on the state Board of Public Safety, has died.
Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 85
NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83
David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow...
Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83
Mari Hulman George, auto racing's 'quiet pioneer' who ordered Indy drivers to start their engines, dies at 83
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dies at 80
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and long arms, has died at 80
Funeral services set for Wednesday for former Gainesville police chief
Retired Gainesville Police Chief Jerry Harrison Forrester died Monday at the age of 72.